Calicut Tour Guide
Kappad is the place where Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time when he came to India on May 27, 1498. There is a small stone monument at the beach to commemorate that event. is located on the East Hill. It is run by the State Archeological Department. Ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, models of temples, and megalithic structures are on display here.
· Dolphin's Point
Dolphin's Point is a good place to watch dolphins playing in the sea early in the morning. On this beach are also situated Calicut Town Center, Lions Club, and a lighthouse.
· The Science Planetarium
The Science Planetarium at Jaffarkhan Colony is the best place to unravel the mysteries of universe and enlightens about the planets and stars.
Mananchira, which was the palace tank of King Mana Vikrama, has been now turned into a traditional architectural splendor with carpeted green grass and surrounded by ethnic buildings. The place also has a musical fountain.
Kerala backwaters provide the excellent opportunity to explore the natural heritage and splendor for a visitor. For luxury boating and exploring pristine backwaters of Kozhikode, houseboats can be availed. The novel concept and excellent hospitality is worth enjoying with family and friends. These are the first fully built houseboats of Kerala, stationed at Purakkattiri, close to Purakkattiri Bridge on Ullery-Perambra road, 10 km from Calicut. The most important festivals of the district are Pooram Festival (March/April), Memunda (March/April), Vadakara (November/December), Kaliatta Mahotasavam (March), and Shivratri (February/March).
How to reach
Access through air is quite easy as Indian Airlines and Jet Air connect Calicut with the Gulf countries, Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Kochi, Goa, and Tiruchirapalli.
Calicut is connected to all the major cities of India through rail link. The station is around 2 km south of Mananchira Square.
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